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  • Posted on: 12 June, 2012 Deadline: 30 June, 2012
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  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

    All Business Units - Lagos

    The Role:   Supply Manager 

    The successful candidate will be required to: 

    • Create an optimized rolling 24 month supply plan (in conjunction with materials and factory teams) that takes into account the demands and constraints of domestics and export forecasts, materials supply, stock targets and production efficiencies and capacities.
     
    • Supply scenarios planning
     
    • Give monthly update of TM1 system (actual supply, opening stocks, CIRL’s supply planning, 13 week plans).
     
    • Create an optimized rolling 13 weeks production plan (MPS) ( in conjunction with materials and factory teams) that takes into account the demands and constraints of domestics and export forecasts, materials supply, stock targets and production efficiencies and capacity.
     
    • Set and quarterly review CIRL’s/DIRL’s in conjunction with customer services champion and demand manager.
     
    • Confirm work orders or schedules, progress chase/pursue and ensure that stock is maintained at agreed levels required to buffer against demand variability.
     
    • Monitor finished goods stocks level against current and future requirement taking action on any foreseen shortage and excesses.
     
    • Communicate with local purchasing and imported materials supply teams to expedite /de-expedite materials as indicated by the MPS.
     
    • Conduct regular production capacity assessments to ensure RCCP is always based on latest data.
     
    • Liaise closely with factory staff to ensure that any short term changes made ao accommodate actual production or materials constraints do not adversely affect the overall plan.
     
    • Monitor Production to plan performance and coordinate action for improvement with supply chain colleagues and factory management.

    The  Person:  

    The right candidate must: 

    • Possess  B.SC in sciences/engineering, an MBA will be an added advantage
    • Possess minimum of 3-5 years work experience in planning and logistics
    • Have a detailed knowledge of the production planning and purchasing process together with the understanding of company portfolio of materials and suppliers
    • Have  a good  knowledge of the rules, regulations and practices pertaining to sourcing/importing/purchasing from sources will be advantageous
    • Be familiar with stock control techniques and issues.
    • Have a deep experience of MRP II techniques and systems
    • Have a detailed knowledge of vendor management principles and practices
    • Have a high negotiating power.
    • Have a CANDO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE, ONENESS
    Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    TECHNICAL MANAGER

    Soap and Detergent - All States

    The Role: Technical Manager: The successful candidate will be required to: 

     

    •  Interface between the Factory and Marketing/NPD/R&D in terms of identifying plant, equipment and materials requirements to meet both NPD and MI objectives

     

    • Be responsible for the QC/QA function as it relates to Personal care factories.

     

    • Continue process development and optimisation of existing plant and processes to reduce conversion cost and  improve efficiency

     

    • Continue process development and optimisation of existing plant and processes to delivery the product quality expected by the market

     

    • Develop of MI opportunities through process optimisation/rationalisation in conjunction with local R&D and the Personal Care Network

     

    • To liaise with supply chain to ensure raw material quality meets plant requirements

     

    • Conduct internal auditing of processes to ensure that safe operating conditions/environment are maintained

     

    • Development of business proposals for future developments in conjunction with senior management in Nigeria and UK

     

    • Be a member of the Personal care category team

      The Person: The Right candidate must

    ·         Have B.Tech/B.Eng Chemical Engineering ·         Have a minimum of  10 years experience in Personal care manufacturing industries that includes creams, lotions, jellies, floor wash, dish wash etc.

    ·         Exposure to soaps and/or detergents manufacturing will be an added advantage. ·         Be a Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel , Access, PowerPoint.

    ·         Have excellent oral and written communication skills

    Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

    All Business Units - Lagos

    FINANCIAL CONTROLLER The successful candidate will be required to: ·         Provide financial leadership to the business, and oversee the controls, budgets and act as an interface with accounting.·         Ensure that financial targets are met and drive the business planning process.·         On a monthly basis conduct balance sheet reconciliation reviews to highlight any profit risks and opportunities, and ensure that these get addressed.·         Drive category margins through SKU profitability assessments and reports.·         Drive the weekly financial reporting process and ensure effective weekly overhead controls.·         Ensure timely submission of budget and forecast to the group.·         Ensure spending controls are in place.·         Ensure that the company’s assets are safe-guarded by working closely with internal audit to ensure that appropriate levels of controls are in place and that any exposures are addressed.  The Person:  The right candidate must possess:

    • ICAN, ACA or ACCA qualification.
    • At least 10 years post NYSC experience in an FMCG outfit.
    • Must have demonstrated experience in financial accounting, budget preparation as well as systems developments and financial controls.
    • Manufacturing and costing experience.
    • Critical to this position is interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written.
    • Strong system knowledge of ERP and financial modelling tools. Mfg Pro and Hyperion experience would be an advantage.
    • Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    GENERAL MANAGER RETAIL

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: General Manager Retail:

     The successful candidate will be required to:

    ø       Drive and plan marketing and sales objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; driving productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving issues; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.

    ø       Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

    ø       Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for stores; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products/stores; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.

    ø       Drives with support from the marketing and sales human resources objectives by; recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; ensuring policies and procedures.

    ø       Direct and establish marketing plans, evaluate advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing retail sales action plans.

    ø       Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.

    ø       Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product introduction.

    ø       Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.  

    The Person: The Right candidate must:

    • A second degree in Management preferably  MBA
    • 12-15 years business experience with 3years in senior management role and preferably in Retail industry.
    • Good understanding of the Nigerian Retail environment.
    ·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS. 

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    IT SOLUTION DEVELOPER

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: IT Solution Developer : The successful candidate will be required to:·         Build new systems with NET, OpenEdge, VB.NET, SQL Server, Web Services Data Services.·         Develop new functionality on existing software products.·         Investigate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide 2nd level support and troubleshooting of GMIS, TM1, Mfg/Pro, ImpactXP, and other applications ·         Coordinate report development efforts gathered from IT business partners. ·         Analyze data contained in the corporate database and identify data integrity issues with existing and proposed systems and implement solutions. ·         Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for new development projects. Maintain a reliable electrical supply on site with minimal power outagesThe Person: The Right candidate must·         Possess a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related area is preferred.·         Possess a third level IT qualification Professional with 5+ years industry experience in dotNet development with preferably all the recent versions of .net framework.·         Possess at least 2 years industry experience in Web Application Development in some of the following areas .NET, Java, ASP, PHP Industry experience in Frontend Web Development to include HTML, CSS, JavaScript·         Have experience of Microsoft SQL 2005/2008 and ability to write complex stored procedures and optimized T-SQL queries·         Have experience with some reporting software e.g. Crystal Reports, SQL Server Reporting Services. Any SharePoint development experience will be a plus. ·         Have experience in developing desktop and web solutions using Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010.·         Have some knowledge of classic Microsoft technologies e.g. VB 6.0, ASP3.0 ·         Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) and computer science foundations, such as memory management and low-level algorithm performance.·         Possess the ability to adapt quickly to an existing, complex environment.·         Possess the ability to quickly learn new concepts and software is necessary.·         Be a self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.

    • Be passionate about building high-quality systems with software implementation best practices while leading and mentoring a team of developers
    ·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.                                                                                                                             

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    Energy Generation & Distribution Manager

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: Energy Manager: The successful candidate will be required to:

    • Maintain a reliable electrical supply on site with minimal power outages
    • Ensure maximum plant availability/ uptime
    • Establish service agreements with suppliers to improve reliability and minimize downtime.
    • Establish and carry out maintenance schedules to minimize impact i.e. during low demand periods
    • Review critical spares holding
    • Review and redefine the control philosophy using both manual and automatic systems to match supply with demand.
    • Develop communication/control system for pick up and drop off of large plant loads.
    • Effective communication with the site operating units (OU’s) to manage load demand
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of site load profile so as to more closely match the generating capacity to the demand.
    • Develop a strategy for standby options in the event of unplanned breakdowns and loss of gas.
    The Person: The Right candidate must
    • Have a  knowledge of gas and diesel generation sets in stand alone (island) operation
    • Have electromechanical qualifications
    • Have a Knowledge of power demand and distribution .
    ·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.  

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    HEAD OF FINANCE SUPPLY CHAIN

    All Business Units - Lagos

    HEAD OF FINANCE SUPPLY CHAIN  The successful candidate will be required to: 

    • Provide all required financial support to the Manufacturing SBU and particularly the Managing Director in terms of financial leadership and guidance.
     
    • Ensure that all investment and sourcing proposals are fully analyzed with the financial impact being understood and the returns optimized.
     
    • Pro-actively seek ways to further drive the profitability of the SBU, via margin improvement initiatives and other tools.
     
    • Ensure that the monthly and yearly profit performance is tracked and that the status is explained to the management teams on a continuous basis
     
    • Ensure that proper spending controls are in place and that the unit is aware of the actual spending vs latest commitments.
     
    • Manage the overall costing process and ensure that the standard costs for current and new products reflect the true picture and that any changes are pro-actively reconciled and communicated.
     
    • Assess the impact on standard costs of raw material and other cost increases and ensure that these impacts are understood throughout the organization.
     
    • Together with the rest of the unit team, drive to optimize working capital.
     
    • Ensure that the company’s assets are safe-guarded by working closely with internal audit to ensure that appropriate levels of controls are in place and that any exposures are addressed.
     The Person:  

    The right candidate must possess:

     

    ·         ICAN, ACA or ACCA qualification.

     

    ·         At least 10 years post NYSC experience in an FMCG outfit.

     

    ·         Strong Costing and Stock Accounting experience.

     

    ·         Very strong Factory Accounting and Supply Chain experience. The ideal candidate would have been finance responsible for a multi-site manufacturing structure.

     

    ·         Critical to this position is interpersonal skills and effective communication both verbal and written.

     

    ·         Strong system knowledge of ERP and financial modelling tools. Mfg Pro and Hyperion experience would be  

    Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESSan advantage.

     

     

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    MARKETING MANAGER, RETAIL

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: Marketing Manager:

     The successful candidate will be required to:
    • Responsible for marketing of the CoolWorld brand to achieve the targeted/budgeted sales.
    • Manages the product/item, retail price, promotion and markdown.
    • Drives and manage demand forecasting, merchandise, assortment and space planning and optimisation.
    • Develops annual marketing plan in conjunction with sales department, which details activities to follow during the fiscal year, which will focus on meeting organizational objectives.
    • To manage the Marketing Department Budget. Delivery of all marketing activity within agreed budget. Direction of marketing staff where budgets are devolved.
    • To manage all aspects of print production, receipt and distribution.
    • The achievement of frequent, timely and positive media coverage for Sales, and its programs across all available media.
    • Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
    • Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
    • Analyzing potential partner relationships for CoolWorld product lines.
    The Person: The Right candidate must:
    • Demonstrates technical marketing skills and product knowledge of CoolWorld products.
    • Have first degree in any discipline but with a MBA
    • Have 7-10 years marketing experience preferably with exposure in the retail industry or electronics
    • Have 4 years in managerial role
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian market is important.
    ·         Have a CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.

     

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    PRODUCTION MANAGER

    HPZ - Lagos

    THE ROLE: PRODUCTION MANAGER

     The successful candidate will be required to: 

    • Provide production management guidance in technical, 6’s and GMP support for the HPZ Fridge/Freezer assembly lines in either able to facilitate line teams by systematically implementing best practice in production and assembly fields
     
    • Deliver and improve production volumes and quality KPI’s to meet plan within budget.
      
    • Responsible for team’s development and ensuring the company’s valuesof CANDO are cascaded throughout workforce.
     
    • Managing the production environment including setting, implementing and monitoring production policies, standard operating procedures and practices.
      
    • Control and monitor production variances and costs to ensure they comply and meet annual budgeted targets.
     
    • Assist in the compilation of capital projects with the assistance of Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Plant Manager.
      
    • Ensure all work carried out comply with the relevant codes and standards, whilst maintaining safety and reliability.
     
    • Provide superior customer service to customers through Quality service (right product right time) cost.
      
    • Complies with local and national labour policies and laws.
     THE PERSON: The right candidate must possess:  

    ·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality or Production Management in the assembly, manufacturing or related industries.

    ·         Between 3-5 years relevant experience in manufacturing management in food/beverages/assembly/motor industry.

    ·         Experience in Quality Assurance.

    ·         Some experience with multinational companies preferred.

    ·         Experience in a joint venture environment would be an added advantage.

    ·         Strong communication, analytical and costing skills.

    ·         A CANDO attitude ,exhibiting our core values- Courage, Accountability, Networking, Drive, Oneness

     

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    Regional Sales Manager

    All Business Units - All States

    The Role: Regional Sales Manager

    • Deliver regional sales targets and objectives.
    • Execute the company’s sales plans for the region, thereby ensuring profitability and growth of the company’s brands in the designated region.
    • Manage and drive customers/partners in the region towards profitable growth as well as develop new ones in accordance with Company procedures.
    • Identify and explore new regional sales opportunities.
    • Develop and grow the capabilities of the sales team in the region through regular performance reviews, monitoring of objectives and ensuring development needs are identified and actioned.
    The Person:The right candidates must: 
    • Have a B.A. or B.Sc. Degree in Marketing/Business Studies.
    • Have five to nine (5–9) years cognate working experience in a similar position.
    • Have computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Have good knowledge in distribution & customer development in the sector of FMCG.
    • Have excellent Managerial skills.
    • Have excellent planning and organizing skills.
    • Have excellent customer relation skills.
    • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Have good team building skills.
    • Be mobile and willing to be flexible in terms of location.
    • CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE and ONENESS.
    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Closing date: 30 Jul 2012

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    CAPEX MANAGER

    All Business Units - Lagos

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